Being one of the largest patients on the show, Charity was forced with the decision to lose the weight, or possibly die. Besides the gastric bypass, Charity has also gone under the knife to remove nearly 40 pounds of skin as well as masses from her legs.
“At almost 800 pounds, I was a prisoner in my own body. But losing weight has been a lot harder than I ever expected,” she said on her episode of the show.
And as if losing the weight wasn’t hard enough, Charity’s multiple skin surgeries caused massive complications.
“Since I've lost so much weight, the excess skin on my stomach has been causing a lot of problems,” she said. “I’ve been getting a lot of cellulitis infections. I've had to go back to the hospital a couple of times in the past month to be treated, and it's frustrating because it's really hard to keep making progress with these complications. And my body is still really misshapen.”
But, though her own health is obviously a major concern, Charity also worries for someone else in her life: her daughter.
“I’m worried about her, because she’s a food addict like I am, and I’ve started noticing the weight gain since we moved here,” Charity said of her daughter, Charly, during a My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? special. “I know what it’s like to be too heavy to do anything and I don’t want her to get there. But whenever I say anything about her weight her feelings get hurt. I don’t like seeing her cry but I don’t want her to jeopardize her health either.”
Charly has felt the impact of her mother’s incredible weight loss.
“I feel like my mom is trying to teach me better habits than what she taught me before,” she said. “Now that she’s not so dependent on me, I got a job, I’m in control of myself now. It’s her turn to take care of her and stop trying to focus so much on me. My mom and I are doing a lot better now that she doesn’t need my help as much as she used to.”
These days, Charity is keeping fans updated on her Facebook and seems to be keeping her healthy lifestyle on track!
You go, girl!
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